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Developer for Computational Biology

About LanzaTech

LanzaTech’s unique multi-award winning technology captures and reuses waste carbon emissions as a resource for low carbon fuel and chemical production. This approach has no impact on land or the food value chain and enables sustainable economic growth for industry while promoting energy security. The company, named one of America’s most promising companies by Forbes Magazine in 2013, has received numerous sustainability awards including being listed on the Sustainia 100 in 2013 and the Global Clean Tech 100 for the past 3 years. LanzaTech currently holds the #2 position and the #4 position in Biofuel’s Digests’ Hot 50 rankings for bioenergy and Hot 30 rankings for renewable chemicals production.

LanzaTech has developed commercial partnerships with global companies in the Petrochemical business, including oil majors Petronas and Indian Oil Corporation, steel industry giants Harsco and Siemens VAI, chemical companies including INVISTA, and global transportation companies including Virgin Atlantic. These partnerships cut across the full supply chain – from resources through to end users, positioning LanzaTech to become a global leader in low carbon commodity fuels and chemicals.

About The Role:

You are a well rounded scientific computing developer with an agile philosophy who is well versed in gathering user requirements and translating these into robust software solutions. Working with the computational biology team and with scientists and engineers across the organization, you will employ your full stack front end skills, knowledge of database design and architecture, Perl/ Python expertise and facility with PHP/ symphony or Ruby/ Rails, to:

  • Design and develop dynamic web applications connecting scientists and engineers to “omics” databases,
  • Provide access to and visualization of these data through responsive, intuitive and convenient graphical interfaces,
  • Execute  statistical computing programs in collaboration with other member of the computational biology group, deseminating the results via web, for example via the R “Shiney” package, and  with documentation in jupyter notebooks
  • Maintain and extend existing applications cast in PHP/ symphoney and Ruby/ Rails,
  • Formalize data analysis pipelines and reduce them to code

You are a team player who scrupulously documents your work. You are generous in sharing your knowledge with your team mates, and you expect to learn from them in return. You thrive in an agile goal oriented environment.  You are customer oriented. You operate comfortably in Linux.


  • Bachelors degree in computer science or equivalent experience and professional certifications
  • Accomplished full stack  dynamic front end developer (CSS, JavaScript Frameworks )
  • Strong UI and visualization design sense
  • Agile development style and mindset
  • Statistical computing in R including R’s web framework Shiny
  • Perl and/or Python
  • PHP/symphony and/or Ruby/Rails
  • Experience in building data analysis pipelines and integrating these with database back and front ends
  • Experience in Database Design, implementation and Administration in MySQL and PostgreSQL
  • Fluent in Linux; working knowledge of windows
  • Working experience in high throughput biology environment
  • Team player balanced with strong individual initiative
  • Scrupulous documentation & excellent communication


  • Industry experience highly desirable
  • Experience in statistical learning highly desirable
  • Experience with Pipeline Pilot or KNIME
  • Experience programming robotic platforms
  • Significant exposure to prokaryotic biology  with emphasis on metabolism
  • Experience in high throughput biology environment
  • Experienced user of standard Bioinformatics tools such as MEME, BLAST etc
  • Experienced NGS analyst
  • Experience integrating metabolomics, genomic, proteomic and transcriptomic data sets
  • C/C++
  • Unix system administration skills and experience

This position is open to candidates authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer. LanzaTech is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.


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